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+Cardinal Paolo Sardi, 84

July 15, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Acqui (Italy) in 1954, the prelate began to work in the Secretariat of State in 1976, receiving episcopal ordination in 1997 as an apostolic nuncio on special assignments. He served as vice-camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church from 2004 to 2011 and patron of the Order of Malta from 2009 to 2014; Pope Benedict created him a cardinal in 2010. Cardinal Sardi “made a valid contribution to the Magisterium of St. Paul VI, St. John Paul I, St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI,” Pope Francis said in a message of condolence. With Cardinal Sardi’s death, there are 219 members of the College of Cardinals, 120 of whom are eligible to take part in a conclave as cardinal electors.

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